OSRAM Opto Semiconductors made prototypes of organic light emitting diodes available to the designer for his exclusive creation. “We are proud that our OLEDs have inspired such a renowned artist as Ingo Maurer to create such an exciting work of art. ‘Early Future’ is a vision that has become reality. It gives us a glimpse of just how versatile organic OLEDs can be in terms of their design options and applications,” said Martin Goetzeler, CEO of OSRAM.
The Osram OLED is a 10x10cm tile with a light output of between 30 and 50lm. The firm has pulled out all the stops to hit 46 lm/W - particularly in fashionable, but generally less efficient warm white - putting this fledgling technology level with the bottom of established fluorescent fittings in efficiency terms, and well above the 12 lm/W achieved by normal light bulbs.